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Aaron and Marie Herr Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/980
  • Collection
  • 1946-1952

This small set of personal papers documents the Herrs' work in post World War II China with Mennonite Central Committee.  The papers include photographs, MCC "China Relief Notes" Newsletter (incomplete), a letter from relief workers in early 1950s China, and a videocassette copy of 16 mm film of their time in China.  The photographs and video depict MCC workers, Russian refugees, Chinese orphanage workers, distribution of supplies by MCC workers, and daily life in China.

Herr, Aaron

Abram B. Kolb Papers 1866-1923

  • US MCUSAA HM1/391
  • Collection
  • 1866-1965

Papers of a friend and associate of John F. Funk who served as assistant editor / editor in chief of the Herald of Truthfrom 1886 to 1904.  Kolb edited a number of other Mennonite periodicals, was active in the Sunday school movement, and served as president of the Mennonite Evangelizing and Benevolent Board.  He married John F. Funk's daughter, Phoebe, in 1893.

Kolb's papers are divided into two series:

(1) Correspondence, 1866-1923

(2) Miscellaneous, circa 1853 - 1965

Kolb, Abram B., 1862-1925

Adam C. Lantz Family Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/185
  • Collection
  • 1807-1958

These assorted family papers are divided into two series:

(1) Miscellaneous family documents, 1807-1944

(2) Photographs, 1958, undated

Lantz, Adam C., 1831-1893

Adella Brunk Kanagy Scrapbook and Photographs 1944-1947

  • US MCUSAA V/06/008-02
  • Collection
  • 1944-1998

This scrapbook thoroughly documents the academic and social aspects of Kanagy's nursing course at La Junta Mennonite School of Nursing.  Materials in the scrapbook include poems, photographs (labelled), diary entries, handbooks, church bulletins, cartoons, class schedules, party invitations, revival services, concert programs, and wedding invitations.

Also with the scrapbook are three class reunion photographs from 1992, 1994, and 1998.

Kanagy, Adella Brunk

African American Mennonite Association Records 1974-1993

  • US MCUSAA I/06/007
  • Collection
  • 1969-2001

Records of the African American constituency group of the (old) Mennonite Church. Emerging from the Minority Ministries Council, the African American Mennonite Association began its orginizational life as the Black Council or Black Caucus.  In the early 1980s the name was changed to the African American Mennonite Association (AAMA).  The AAMA strove to support black and racially integrated congregations in the (old) Mennonite Church through annual assemblies and programming, leadership training, educational opportunites, and congregational economic development.

Records are divided into the following series:

(1) Founding and Governing Documents

(2) Assemblies and Events

(3) Dockets and Minutes

(4) Photographs

(5) Educational Program Records

(6) Correspondence and Subject Files

(7) Sound Recordings

African American Mennonite Association

A.J. Metzler Papers 1919-1996

  • US MCUSAA HM1/417
  • Collection
  • 1826-1996

Personal papers of A. J. (Abram Jacob)  Metzler, consisting of sermon outlines, correspondence, subject files, and audio recordings. Records of Metzler's travels and work abroad are included, as are his published articles, his files on congregations he pastored, and a biography of him along with family records.

This collection is divided into the following series:

(1) Sermon Outlines, 1927-1983

(2) Correspondence and Subject Files, 1826, 1919-1993

(3) Audio Recordings, 1956-1996

(4) Photographs and Video Recordings, 1882-1991

Metzler, A. J., 1902-

Alan Hochstetler Papers 1958-1961

  • US MCUSAA HM1/996
  • Collection
  • 1957- circa 2011

A set of personal papers documenting Alan Hochstetler's voluntary service work in Vietnam and Korea under the auspices of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).  The papers consist primarily of correspondence from Hochstetler to his family in Nappanee, Indiana.  The letters provide a lot of detail about the daily work and activities of Hochstetler and other MCC volunteers.  In his correspondence, Hochstetler also discusses the weather, major political events, and his relationships with his fellow voluntary service workers.

Other materials in this collection include correspondence from MCC and the selective service, slides and photographs taken during his service work, photographs taken during a 1997 trip to Vietnam, clippings, a Vietnam diary, a hand drawn map of the Leprosarium, the Tidings of the Banmethouoat Leprosarium, a service certificate from MCC, and a nine-page manuscript containing personal reflections and recollections of his service work and his return trips to Vietnam.

Hochstetler, Alan, 1939-

Aldine Carpenter and Eva Harder Brunk Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/445
  • Collection
  • 1908-1950

Photographs, correspondence, diaries,  sermons, and other material documenting the Brunks' mission work in India.  The most unusual item in the papers is Eva Brunk's essay, "My First O.B. Case in Dondi," which provides a first hand account of childbirth and post-natal care and customs in a "High Caste Brohmin's home" in the early 20th century.

Brunk, Aldine Carpenter, 1886-1969

Alice Kauffman Gingerich Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/1018SC
  • Collection
  • 1948-1953

The collection contains letters and research materials for the biography of her father, Daniel K. Kauffman, written by Alice Kauffman Gingerich in 1954. The letters were sent in response to Alice's request in the Gospel Herald for information and memories about her father. Included are Daniel and his wife Mary's marriage certificate, correspondence regarding the publishing of the book, and certificate of copyright registration for the book. Also included are Alice's memorial service program, obituary, and several photographs.

A copy of Daniel Kauffman's book, The Mennonite Church and Current Issues (Mennonite Publishing House, Scottdale, Pa., 1923), was removed from the collection.

Gingerich, Alice Ruth Kauffman, 1911-2011

Alma Slagel Eigsti Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/493
  • Collection
  • 1946-1993

Alma Slagel Eigsti "adopted" a Russian Mennonite refugee named Margareta Unruh through her Sunday school class at Waldo Mennonite Church in Illinois. Unruh and her family were forced to flee Russia in 1943, first staying in Holland and later immigrating to Paraguay. Eigsti and Unruh corresponded with each other from 1946-1981. In this collection are the letters that Eigsti received from Unruh. The letters describe Unruh's domestic life and her personal needs. There is also a small amount of correspondence from Tina Boschmann.

Eigsti, Alma Slagel, 1893-1989

American Mennonite Mission (Dhamtari, India) Photographs

  • US MCUSAA IV/17/023
  • Collection
  • 1899-1968

Consists primarily of miscellaneous pre-1930  photographic prints documenting the Dhamtari mission, its workers, and those served by the mission.  Also includes a scrapbook of the Bihar mission created by Esther and Milton Vogt.

American Mennonite Mission (Dhamtari, India)

Anna Coffman Swartz Papers

  • US MCUSAA HM1/149
  • Collection
  • 1898-1965

A small, fragmentary collection of personal papers consisting of photographs, programs from various mission meetings and church programs in or near Elida, Ohio, a land deed between the Swartz and Snell families, and biographical information about Bishop Samuel Coffman.

Swartz, Anna Coffman

Arthur Voth Photographs and Correspondence

  • US MCUSAA HM4/387
  • Collection
  • 1947-1949

This collection consists primarily of well labeled photographic prints documenting Arthur Voth's service with the Mennonite Central Committee in post-World War II Europe.  Photos depict Arthur Voth, his coworkers, refugee camps, German and Austrian Mennonite refugees, and the resettlement process from arrival at a refugee camp to departure.

The letters provide descriptions of the Fallingbostel Refugee Camp, a detailed account of the transport of 213 Mennonite refugees from Austria to Germany in 1948, and personal reflections on the resettlement of refugees.

Voth, Arthur, 1920-2003

Atlee Beechy Papers

  • US GCA V/04/018-020
  • Collection
  • 1937-2000

Personal papers of a Goshen College professor of education and psychology.  Materials include not only his faculty papers, but also materials pertaining to service work with Civilian Public Service and Mennonite Central Committee Europe prior to his academic career.

Beechy, Atlee

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